Twitter suspended the account of U. .-based journalist Guy Adams of the UK-based Independent newspaper. Adams, who has been critical of NBC’s coverage of the Olympics, tweeted the email address of a NBC Olympics president Gary Zenkel.
Twitter says the email was in violation of the company’s privacy rules. It has been noted that NBC and Twitter are partners for the Olympic Games.
Adams claims the email address was widely available on the Internet. A recent post on Search Engine Land questions this claim, but notes the issue is not resolved, so Adams should be reinstated until the investigation is complete.
Several other bloggers and journalists have weighed-in on the issue. What are your thoughts? Do you think it was an act of censorship or was Adams in the wrong?
Update: Twitter has reinstated Guy Adams' account. Adams filed a story for The Independent, where he quotes an email from Twitter, "Your account was suspended because a complaint was filed stating that you had violated our terms of service," it read. "We have just received an updated notice from the complainant retracting the original request. Therefore, your account has been unsuspended, and no further action is required from you at this time."